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Poster: ERBIE Date: Jan 3, 2008 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Blank cd's

Just wondering what everyone uses .Going down to the store to pick some up .Don't need to be the cheapest ,Just the best for the buck. thanks ,K

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 3, 2008 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

I use Memorex, the days of 10% failure rates are over so most brands are good and cheap, stick with names you know. The worst I ever used believe it or not were sony, tons of errors back in the day, never tried them since. I rarely get an error, make sure it's now rewritable or data only, general purpose music CD's back up data easily as well with no problems.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 3, 2008 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

stay away from those color maxells, had REALLY bad results with them.

I used TDK for a long time because they're on sale amd always seemed to work well.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jan 3, 2008 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

And never put one of those stupid sticker labels on a recordable CD for a few reasons:

1. They imbalance the CD and it can explode from the wobble and send shrapnel into your pc's innards, no shit.

2. If they peel or bubble (which they all will) they pull up your digital bits of sound with them, no more music. The recordable part is actually on the back of the CD and it's a thin plastic hologram that doesn't like addhesive and holes in it.

3. When the glue dries out (and it will) the label can come off during spin and cause (1) or (2) and possible get tangled into the inner workings of your cd spinner... with lazers and super rpms involved, paper should be left out of the mix.

Using a sharpie to write on them is supposedly taboo too, although I have never had an issue and I write all over them, just don't use a ballpoint or anything that may damage that membrane man, which works in all aspects of life as well.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 3, 2008 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's OR the burner?

This is a subject near and dear to my heart, and since no one has mentioned it above, I thought I would (have said it many times in other threads, but never one dedicated to CD choice).

When I was burning from my laptops or desktop, I had high error rates (approaching 50%!) unless I used top of the line, music CDs of a few of the primary brands. Cheaper ones, especially "data" ones, failed more that the "music" ones, but all did at times. However, the minute I purchased my stand alone Memorex burner with Nero, I have not had a SINGLE disk failure, no matter WHICH type of disk I use, and I have tried virtually all of them, from cheapest to most expensive.

Not sure if others have had this experience, but I have now burned literally 100s of CDs of at least 7 different brands, from those that cost about $0.05 each to as much as $0.25 each, and not noticed a bit of difference. This is not to say the cheap ones will last as long, etc., etc., but on the "burn failure" front, the problem is a thing of the past.

My two cents...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-01-04 03:28:20

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 3, 2008 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's OR the burner?

i use taiyo yuden, the jap discs are the way to go, for reliability and longevity. they all sound the same, but you want something that will last you a long time. only thing is, you have to buy them online, since no box stores carry them.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 3, 2008 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

verbratim only - no probs et al

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jan 4, 2008 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

Me too-cheap with no error rate ever.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Jan 4, 2008 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's


I'm also very happy with my Nero/Memorex burner combo.

I hit Office Depot for whatever (trusted) name brand is on sale. Sometimes they'll have sales with 50 for around $8.00. I usually go with Memorex, but lately have been using Maxell-- happy with both.

DON'T get the Office Depot brand-- discs, pencils, anything, it's all shit. Also, mind the Memorex flash-drives. There was a deal with cheap Memorex CDR's and a free Memorex flash drive, which piece of shit blew up in a few months. Luckily there was nothing important on it.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 3, 2008 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

i generally use Memorex for cdr's and dvd. had great luck with them and their price is pretty decent unless comparing them to generic no name brands

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 3, 2008 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

I've been using Maxell CD-R and have had no issues so far.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Jan 3, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

I have been using Sony for a few years without problems.

Also, I have labeled numerous cd
s with the adhesive labels and never had a problem. I've never had a single one bubble or peel. That includes running them in a vehicle (that I don't have anymore) that would heat up the discs. However, the dvd's I've labeled seem to skip much more frequently then the unlabeled ones so I don't use them on dvd's. I wonder if it's the type of label? I use a Nero product.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 3, 2008 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

I make all my illegal cd's on Fuji discs.:)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 3, 2008 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

LOL

Hey if they didn't want us to make copies why did they create CD burners and CDR discs?????? I thought they did it so we could keep our purchased copyrighted DISC in pristine condition and trash the copies in various CD players . . .then when we run out of trashed copies make some new ones using the pristine copy that is no doubt housed in some fireproof lockbox.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Jan 3, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blank cd's

I've been using TDK and Memorex for CDRs and Memorex for DVDRs and so far they've been pretty reliable. Smart to stay away from teh cheap noname brands.

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